• Manufacturing Technology

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    Associate of Applied Science Degree


    Course work in manufacturing technology prepares students for careers in high-tech manufacturing by producing products to exacting industrial standards utilizing current manual and computer-aided machine tool technology. Many classes are taught in a flexible, open-lab format and students may enter the program any term.

    Individualized daytime and evening instruction is provided in the operation of machine tools such as: lathes, mills, surface and cylindrical grinders and common machine shop equipment. Included in the degree program is the study of computer numerical control (CNC) programming and machining for milling, turning and electrical discharge machining (EDM), as well as courses in computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) utilizing current industrial CAD/CAM software. Quality control is stressed while students are taught a wide range of measuring and inspection techniques. Other topics include courses offered in welding, materials science and basic electricity. Many students enroll in these courses to upgrade existing job skills and several of our courses satisfy the continuing education unit (CEU) requirements of local apprenticeships and trade organizations.


    Manufacturing Technology AAS Degree

    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:


    Manufacturing Technology Certificate Degree

    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:


    Career opportunities may include machinist, tool maker, CNC programmer/operator and CAD/CAM technicians.


    For students who need a quick-entry strategy into the work force, an individualized education and employment plan can be created that concentrates the knowledge and skills necessary to start or change a career path. Please see a faculty advisor for more information. A short-term training certificate is available.

    For information contact the Manufacturing Department, 503-594-3318.


    (Oregon Tech transfer courses)

    The Manufacturing Technology Department, in partnership with Oregon Tech, offers a significant number of transferable classes into Oregon Tech’s Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree program. For information contact the Manufacturing Department, 503-594-3318.

    Manufacturing Technology certificate

    FIRST TERM Credits

    MFG-104 Print Reading 2

    MFG-107 Industrial Safety & First Aid 3

    MFG-111 Machine Tool Fundamentals I 9

    MTH-050* Technical Mathematics I 3

    SECOND TERM Credits

    MFG-105 Dimensional Inspection 2

    MFG-109 Computer Literacy for Technicians

    or MFG-209 Programming and Automation for Manufacturing 3

    MFG-112 Machine Tool Fundamentals II 9

    MTH-080 Technical Mathematics II 3

    THIRD TERM Credits

    MFG-106 Applied Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing for Manufacturing 3

    MFG-201 CNC I: Set-up & Operation 4

    MFG-280 Manufacturing Technology/CWE 2

    WR-101* Communication Skills: Occupational Writing 3

    — — Human Relations requirement (see page 82 of

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    manufacturing Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree: 1st YEAR

    Complete certificate program.

    manufacturing Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree: 2nd Year

    FOURTH TERM Credits

    MFG-113 Machine Tool Fundamentals III 9

    MFG-204 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I 4

    — — Manufacturing Technology program electives 3

    FIFTH TERM Credits

    MFG-202 CNC II: Programming & Operation 4

    MFG-205 Computer-Aided Manufacturing II 4

    MFG-211 Machine Tool Fundamentals IV 6

    SIXTH TERM Credits

    MFG-203 CNC III: Applied Programming & Operation 3

    MFG-206 Computer-Aided Manufacturing III 3

    MFG-221 Materials Science 3

    MFG-280 Manufacturing Technology/CWE 2

    — — * General elective (any course 100 level or above) 3

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    Manufacturing Technology Program Electives

    Complete three or more credits from the following:

    COURSE Credits

    CDT-102 Sketching & Problem Solving 3

    CDT-103 Computer-Aided Drafting I 4

    CDT-108A Introduction to Solid Modeling 3

    CDT-223 Inventor Fundamentals 3

    CDT-225 Advanced SolidWorks 3

    MET-170 Introduction to Manufacturing Process 3

    MFG-103 Machining for the Fabrication & Maintenance Trades 3

    MFG-130 Basic Electricity I 3

    MFG-219 Robotics 3

    WLD-150 Welding Processes 4

    — — Other technical courses with departmental approval

    *Substitute college transfer courses for these courses if you plan to continue your education at a higher education institution. It is recommended that you consult with a faculty advisor or a staff member in Student Services for the transfer requirements of the specific advanced program or school.

    Information from the 2016-2017 catalog.

  • Contact our Manufacturing Technology Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Call us: 503-594-3318